Top 25 Tracker: Feb. 26-28

1. VIRGINIA

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in ACC. (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

The Cavaliers outscored Rhode Island 43-5 in a three-game sweep. Virginia’s pitching was strong, racking up 36 strikeouts in three games, led by So. LHP/DH Danny Hultzen (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 12 K) on Friday. So. 2B Keith Werman went 6-for-7 in the series, and Jr. 2B/OF Phil Gosselin went 9-for-17 with six RBIs on the week to pace the hot-hitting Cavs offense.

RESULTS

Feb. 24: George Washington: W 5-2

Feb. 26-28: Rhode Island: W 13-0, W 22-2, W 8-3

UPCOMING

March 2: James Madison

March 5-7: Virginia Tournament, Charlottesville, Va.: Wright State, Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Wright State

2. LOUISIANA STATE

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 7-0, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

The Tigers, playing without injured Jr. RHP Anthony Ranaudo, swept a hard-fought series against William & Mary. The Tribe led 8-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth, when LSU erupted for eight runs to tie it, before scoring twice more in the seventh to go ahead for good. Jr. C Micah Gibbs delivered the eventual game-winning RBI single Friday, then went 4-for-4 in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader. William & Mary scored three runs in the top of the first in the nightcap, but LSU responded with seven runs over the next four frames in support of Fr. LHP Jordan Rittiner (6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 1 ER).

RESULTS

Feb. 24: McNeese State: W 2-1

Feb. 26-28: William & Mary: W 10-9, W 9-6, W 7-4

UPCOMING

March 4-7: LSU Tournament: Pepperdine, Brown, Pepperdine, Brown

3. TEXAS

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 5-2, 0-0 in Big 12. (3-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.

Texas bounced back from a season-opening series loss to New Mexico by sweeping its annual series against Stanford, allowing just five runs in three games. Jr. OF Kevin Keyes hit a grand slam Friday in support of So. RHP Taylor Jungmann (7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 10 K). Jr. 1B Tant Shepherd (2-for-2, 2 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB) led the offense Saturday in support of Jr. RHP Brandon Workman (5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K), and Jr. RHP Chance Ruffin (3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K) was stellar in relief. Texas scored three in the first Sunday and cruised behind So. RHP Austin Dicharry (4 IP, 5 H, 2 ER) and Jr. RHP Cole Green (5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K).

RESULTS

Feb. 24: Dallas Baptist: W 7-2

Feb. 26-28: (18) Stanford: W 6-0, W 6-3, W 8-2

UPCOMING

March 2: Texas-Pan American

March 5-7: @ Astros College Classic, Houston: (9) Rice, Houston, Missouri

4. GEORGIA TECH

Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 7-1, 0-0 in ACC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

Georgia Tech posted a 4-1 week but lost its series finale against Xavier, giving the Musketeers their first-ever win against a top 5 opponent. Jr. RHP Deck McGuire (7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) was solid in a no-decision Friday, and Jr. C Cole Leonida broke a 4-4 tie with an RBI single in the eighth. The Jackets mashed five homers Saturday in support of Jr. RHP Brandon Cumpton (7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K). Tech committed four errors in Sunday’s loss, and Xavier took control of the game with four runs in the sixth against So. LHP Jed Bradley (5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 6 K).

RESULTS

Feb. 23-24: @ Georgia Southern: W 10-0, W 8-5

Feb. 26-28: Xavier: W 5-4, W 15-0, L 7-6

UPCOMING

March 2: Western Carolina

March 5-7: Rutgers


5. FLORIDA

Last Week: 2-0. Overall: 5-0, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.

Florida’s series against La Salle was canceled because the Explorers were unable to travel to Gainesville due to a winter storm in the Northeast. Sr. OF Matt Den Dekker went 6-for-11 in Florida’s two midweek wins to raise his season average to .500 and extend his hitting streak to 14 games. Fr. RHP Hudson Randall threw five scoreless in his first collegiate start Wednesday, and So. RHP Tommy Toledo had a career-high seven strikeouts in Thursday’s win. The Gators got off to a 5-0 start for the third consecutive season under head coach Kevin O’Sullivan.

RESULTS

Feb. 24: Central Florida: W 7-6

Feb. 25: Siena: W 13-3

Feb. 26-28: La Salle: CCD (travel issues)

UPCOMING

March 2: vs. (6) Florida State @ Tampa

March 5-7: @ (16) Miami


6. FLORIDA STATE

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 6-0, 0-0 in ACC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

Florida State outscored Hofstra 40-5 in a three-game sweep. So. 2B Sherman Johnson (5-for-8, 5 R, 10 RBI, 2 HR, 2B) paced FSU’s high-flying offense. So. LHP Sean Gilmartin (6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K) cruised in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, and Jr. LHP John Gast (5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K) followed suit in the nightcap. Jr. RHP Tyler Everett (3 IP, 1 H, 0 R) picked up the win in relief Sunday.

RESULTS

Feb. 24: North Florida: PPD

Feb. 27-28: Hofstra: W 13-1, W 13-0 (7 innings), W 14-4

UPCOMING

March 2: vs. (5) Florida @ Tampa

March 5-7: (25) Georgia

7. TEXAS CHRISTIAN

Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 5-1, 0-0 in MWC. (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

TCU won an early-season series at Cal State Fullerton for the second year in a row. So. OF Jason Coats was a force in the two victories, going 7-for-9 with six runs, two RBIs, a homer and a double. Jr. RHP Steven Maxwell (6.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) improved to 2-0 in Friday’s win. Fr. LHP Matt Purke (2.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) struggled in a no-decision in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader, and the Titans evened the series. But three TCU pitchers limited Fullerton to five hits in the finale, led by So. RHP Kyle Winkler (6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K), and the Frogs broke open a 1-1 game with five runs in the sixth.

RESULTS

Feb. 24: @ Baylor: PPD

Feb. 26-28: @ (8) Cal State Fullerton: W 5-2, L 6-4, W 8-1

UPCOMING

March 2: Texas-San Antonio

March 5-7: @ Astros College Classic, Houston: Texas Tech, Missouri, (9) Rice

8. COASTAL CAROLINA

Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 7-1, 0-0 in Big South (2-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-0.

Coastal had a big week, beating two ACC opponents, the CAA favorites and sweeping a doubleheader against a top 10 foe. Sr. C Jose Iglesias (10-for-19, 4 2B, 8 RBI) led the Coastal offense on the week. So. RHP Anthony Meo (5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER) picked up the win Friday against James Madison. Jr. LHP Cody Wheeler (7.2 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) bested Irvine ace Daniel Bibona in the first game of Saturday’s twin bill. The Chanticleers erased a 6-4 deficit with nine unearned, two-out runs in the nightcap. Jr. LHP Jim Birmingham (6 IP, 7 H, 1 ER) earned his second win of the week Sunday against N.C. State; he had already thrown five shutout innings Tuesday against Wake Forest.

RESULTS

Feb. 23: @ Wake Forest: W 2-0

Feb. 26-28: Baseball at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, S.C.:

James Madison: W 11-7

(6) UC Irvine: W 7-3, W 13-6

North Carolina State: W 6-3

UPCOMING

March 5-7: Caravelle Resort Invitational, Conway, S.C.: Toledo, Pittsburgh, Ball State

9. RICE

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 3-4, 0-0 in CUSA. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-1.

After starting the season 0-4, Rice bounced back by sweeping its three games in the Rice Invitational. So. DH Jeremy Rathjen (3-for-4, HR, 4 RBI) led a 12-hit attack Friday in support of Jr. RHP Boogie Anagnostou (5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 1 K), and Sr. RHP Jared Rogers (3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R) was strong in relief. So. LHP Taylor Wall (7 IP, 5 H, 3 ER) was sharp in a no-decision Saturday, and the Owls broke a 3-3 tie on So. 3B Anthony Rendon’s RBI double in the eighth. Rice got more solid pitching Sunday from Jr. LHP Tony Cingrani (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER) and So. RHP Matthew Reckling (3 IP, 2 H, 0 R). Rendon drew six walks on the weekend, giving him 11 free passes and two strikeouts in seven games; he’s hitting .421/.645/.684.

RESULTS

Feb. 23: Texas State: PPD

Feb. 24: Lamar: L 13-7

Feb. 26-28: Rice Invitational, Houston:

Elon: W 7-2

Nebraska: W 4-3

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: W 7-2

UPCOMING

March 2: Houston

March 3: @ Texas State

March 5-7: Astros College Classic, Houston: (3) Texas, Texas Tech, (7) Texas Christian

10. LOUISVILLE

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 7-0, 0-0 in Big East. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.

Louisville played well in all facets in an undefeated weekend at the Big Ten/Big East Challenge. Jr. RHP Thomas Royse (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K) and Jr. RHP Neil Holland (3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K) shut down Michigan in Friday’s pitcher’s duel. Sr. 1B Andrew Clark (2-for-3, HR, 5 RBI) and So. OF Stewart Ijames (4-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) led a 16-hit attack Saturday behind Jr. LHP Dean Kiekhefer (6 IP, 3 H, 3 ER). So. RHP Tony Zych (5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) rebounded from last week’s rough outing Sunday, and Jr. 3B Phil Wunderlich led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off homer.

RESULTS

Feb. 23: Morehead State: W 7-2

Feb. 26-28: @ Big East/Big Ten Challenge, Dunedin/Clearwater/St. Petersburg, Fla.:

Michigan: W 2-0

Michigan State: W 17-6

Minnesota: W 5-4

UPCOMING

March 3: Evansville

March 5-7: Le Moyne

11. UC IRVINE

Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 4-3, 0-0 in Big West (0-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.

The Anteaters posted a losing weekend for the first time since April 18-20 of 2008, snapping a streak of 20 straight winning weekends. Sr. RHP Christian Bergman (6 IP, 2 ER) was solid in a no-decision Friday, and the Anteaters took the lead with two runs in the top of the 10th, but N.C. State answered with five in the bottom of the frame, capped by Russell Wilson’s walk-off three-run homer. Sr. LHP Daniel Bibona (5.1 IP, 8 H, 6 ER) took the loss in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Coastal Carolina. The Chanticleers erased a 6-4 deficit with nine unearned, two-out runs in the nightcap. Jr. 3B Brian Hernandez (3-for-6, 2B, 4 RBI), playing in his first weekend for the ‘Eaters, led an 18-hit barrage Sunday against JMU.

RESULTS

Feb. 26-28: @ Baseball at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, S.C.:

North Carolina State: L 7-4 (10 innings)

(12) Coastal Carolina: L 7-3, L 13-6

James Madison: W 15-9

UPCOMING

March 2: @ Pepperdine

Marcy 5-7: St. Mary’s

12. ARIZONA STATE

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 7-0, 0-0 in Pac-10 (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

Arizona State swept a four-game series and has now outscored Northern Illinois and Towson 84-18 in seven games. The Sun Devils pounded out 19 hits Friday, and Jr. RHP Seth Blair (5 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) delivered his second straight good outing. So. RHP Jake Borup (6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K) cruised in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, and Fr. RHP Brady Rodgers (5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) picked up the win in relief in the nightcap. Jr. RHP Merrill Kelly (5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) earned the victory Sunday.

RESULTS

Feb. 26-28: Towson: W 15-1, W 9-1, W 11-6, W 5-4

UPCOMING

March 4-7: Coca-Cola Classic, Surprise, Ariz.: Cal Poly, (22) Oregon State, UC Riverside, Florida International

13. CLEMSON

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 6-0, 0-0 in ACC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.

The Tigers swept a tight series against Wright State to remain perfect on the young season. Jr. OF Kyle Parker had three of Clemson’s six hits Friday in support of Jr. LHP Casey Harman (5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K). The Tigers broke a 6-6 tie with two runs in the eighth Saturday, and Clemson relievers Kevin Kyle and David Haseldon combined to allow just 1 hit over 4.1 scoreless innings. Jr. OF Jeff Schaus (3-for-3, HR, 5 RBI) led a 12-hit attack Sunday in support of So. LHP Will Lamb (4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER).

RESULTS

Feb. 26-28: Wright State: W 4-3, W 8-6, W 12-6

UPCOMING

March 3: Dayton

March 5-7: vs./vs./@ (15) South Carolina

14. EAST CAROLINA

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 4-3, 0-0 in CUSA. (3-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.

The Pirates followed a tough series loss to Virginia with a big series win against South Carolina. Jr. RHP Seth Maness (4.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER) dropped his second straight start Friday. So. LHP Kevin Brandt (6.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K) pitched well in a no-decision Saturday, and the Pirates overcame a one-run deficit with two in the ninth, capped by Jr. OF Trent Whitehead’s walk-off RBI single. The Pirates jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first Sunday, and Jr. RHP Seth Mincey (7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) and three relievers made it stand up.

RESULTS

Feb. 23: Old Dominion: W 11-2

Feb. 26-28: (10) South Carolina: L 6-2, W 4-3, W 4-2

UPCOMING

March 2: @ High Point

March 5-7: Keith LeClair Classic, Greenville, N.C.: Illinois, West Virginia, Western Carolina

15. SOUTH CAROLINA

Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 4-2, 0-0 in SEC. (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.

The Gamecocks won the opener against East Carolina before losing close games the next two days. South Carolina used a balanced 11-hit attack Friday in support of Sr. RHP Blake Cooper. Jr. RHP Sam Dyson (4 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) was solid in a no-decision Saturday, but the Gamecocks blew a one-run lead in the ninth, allowing the Pirates to rally for two in the frame. South Carolina was held to six hits Sunday, though Fr. LHP Tyler Webb (4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K) was strong in relief of So. LHP Steven Neff (3.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER). Sr. 1B Nick Ebert, who missed last weekend with academic issues, doubled in his first at-bat and had four walks and three runs over the weekend.

RESULTS

Feb. 26-28: @ (22) East Carolina: W 6-2, L 4-3, L 4-2

UPCOMING

March 2: Presbyterian

March 5-7: @/vs./vs. (13) Clemson

16. MIAMI

Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 5-1, 0-0 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

Miami won a series against Manhattan but dropped Sunday’s finale. Jr. LHP Eric Erickson (6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K) was strong in a no-decision Friday, and the Hurricanes broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the seventh, then added two more in the eighth. Jr. C Yasmani Grandal (2-for-5, 5 RBI) led a 10-hit attack Saturday behind Jr. LHP Chris Hernandez (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 9 K). Sr. RHP Jason Santana (3.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER) was hit hard in Sunday’s loss, as the Jaspers rode a seven-run fourth to the upset.

RESULTS

Feb. 24: Florida Gulf Coast: PPD

Feb. 26-28: Manhattan: W 7-3, W 18-1, L 12-7

UPCOMING

March 2: vs. South Florida @ Tampa

March 5-7: (5) Florida

17. ARKANSAS

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 5-1, 0-0 in SEC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

The Razorbacks swept a three-game series against Troy. Preseason All-Americans Brett Eibner and Andy Wilkins provided two of the Hogs’ three homers Friday, and Sr. RHP T.J. Forrest (4 IP, 2 H, 0 R) picked up the win in relief of Sr. RHP Mike Bolsinger (4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER). Eibner and Wilkins went deep again Saturday, as did So. 3B Zack Cox (2-for-4, 4 RBI), as Arkansas won a slugfest. Wilkins had four RBIs Sunday, and Eibner (3 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) picked up the win in a predetermined three-inning outing.

RESULTS

Feb. 26-28: Troy: W 10-1, W 10-8, W 7-6

UPCOMING

March 2: Kansas

March 5-7: @ California

18. CAL STATE FULLERTON

Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 2-4, 0-0 in Big West. (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-1.

Fullerton went 1-2 for the second straight weekend (both at home), losing a home series to TCU for the second straight season. Jr. RHP Daniel Renken (6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) lost for the second week in a row Friday, as Fullerton was out-hit 9-3. Jr. SS Christian Colon (3-for-4, 2B, R, RBI) led an 11-hit attack in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader, but the Titan bats went quiet again in the finale, mustering just five hits. TCU broke open a 1-1 game with five runs in the sixth against So. RHP Tyler Pill (5.2 IP, 8 H, 6 ER) in that one.

RESULTS

Feb. 26-28: (11) Texas Christian: L 5-2, W 6-4, L 8-1

UPCOMING

March 2: San Diego

March 5-7: @ Arizona

19. UCLA

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 6-0, 0-0 in Pac-10 (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-0.

The Bruins are off to a 6-0 start, their best since 1997—the last time they went to the College World Series. UCLA broke open a 2-0 game with six runs in the fifth Friday, as So. RHP Gerrit Cole (5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) beat Vandy ace Sonny Gray (4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 K). After Saturday’s game was washed out, Fr. OF Cody Keefer (3-for-5, 2 R, RBI, 2B) led a 13-hit attack Sunday against USC, and three UCLA relievers combined to work 5.1 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. The Bruins played in Dodger Stadium for the first time ever Sunday, drawing 14,588 fans—the highest attendance at a UCLA game since the ’97 CWS.

RESULTS

Feb. 23: @ Long Beach State: W 10-1

Feb. 26-28: Dodgertown Classic, Los Angeles:

Vanderbilt: W 9-2

Oklahoma State: CCD (rain)

Southern California: W 6-1

UPCOMING

March 5-7: Nebraska

20. NORTH CAROLINA

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

The Tar Heels took two of three from Maine. Jr. RHP Matt Harvey (6.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) was overpowering in Friday’s win, and Jr. 1B Dillon Hazlett led the offense with four RBIs. Jr. RHP Patrick Johnson (6 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) pitched well in a loss Saturday, as UNC mustered just five hits against Maine freshmen Jeffrey Gibbs and Steve Perakslis. Fr. OF Brian Goodwin (3-for-5, R, RBI) led a 14-hit attack Sunday behind Jr. RHP Colin Bates (5 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K).

RESULTS

Feb. 23: UNC Greensboro: W 12-2

Feb. 26-28: Maine: W 11-1, L 5-3, W 8-4

UPCOMING

March 2: Gardner-Webb

March 5-7: Michigan

21. MISSISSIPPI

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in SEC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

Ole Miss outscored Oakland 28-6 in a three-game sweep. A week after throwing 99 pitches to get through four innings, Jr. LHP Drew Pomeranz needed just 90 pitches to strike out 15 over seven innings Friday, allowing onlhy one run on four hits while walking none. Sr. RHP Aaron Barrett (6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) and Jr. RHP Trent Rothlin (5 IP, 3 H, 0 R) followed with strong outings the next two days. Jr. OF Matt Smith (6-for-10, 7 R, 2 RBI) led Mississippi’s offense on the weekend.

RESULTS

Feb. 23: Arkansas State: W 3-2

Feb. 26-28: Oakland: W 9-1, W 10-2, W 9-3

UPCOMING

March 2: Memphis

March 5-7: @ Tulane

22. OREGON STATE

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 5-2, 0-0 in Pac-10 (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

Oregon State took two of three from Tennessee in the Pape Grand Slam in Corvallis. The Beavers drew 11 walks and rapped out 12 hits Friday in support of Jr. RHP Tyler Waldron (7.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER). OSU managed just four hits Saturday, and Tennessee broke open a 2-0 game with seven runs in the eighth. Jr. RHP Greg Peavey threw his first career complete-game shutout Sunday, striking out a career-high nine while allowing just three hits and a walk.

RESULTS

Feb. 22: @ Hawaii: W 5-0

Feb. 26-28: Tennessee: W 17-1, L 9-2, W 1-0

UPCOMING

March 4-7: @ Coca-Cola Classic, Surprise, Ariz.: UC Riverside, (12) Arizona State, Utah Valley, Cal Poly

23. KENTUCKY

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 6-0, 0-0 in SEC (1-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.

Kentucky was not jolted by the news Friday that lefthander James Paxton was leaving the team rather than meet with an NCAA investigator about his eligibility. Nevertheless, the Wildcats swept a solid Bowling Green State team. Jr. 2B Chris Bisson had a two-run homer Friday in support of So. RHP Alex Meyer (5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K). Kentucky scored four runs in the second Saturday in support of Fr. LHP Taylor Rogers (6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER), and the Wildcats held off BGSU’s ninth-inning rally. Bisson (2-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI, HR) led the offense again Sunday, and Jr. LHP Logan Darnell (6 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) picked up his first win of the season.

RESULTS

Feb. 24: Murray State: PPD

Feb. 26-28: Bowling Green State: W 6-4, W 4-3, W 10-4

UPCOMING

March 2: @ Morehead State

March 4-6: @ San Diego Tournament: San Diego State, San Diego, Monmouth

24. STANFORD

Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 4-3, 0-0 in Pac-10 (3-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.

A week after sweeping Rice at home, Stanford was swept by Texas on the road. The Cardinal was shut out on five hits Friday, and Texas broke open a 1-0 game in the fifth when Kevin Keyes hit a grand slam off So. RHP Jordan Pries (5.1 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 0 K). Stanford did not get better starts the next two days from So. LHPs Scott Snodress (3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K) and Brett Mooneyham (5 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 7 K). The Cardinal offense hit just .189 in the series and produced just five runs. Stanford will play an exhibition Tuesday against Rikkyo(Japan).

RESULTS

Feb. 23: Pacific: W 11-6

Feb. 26-28: @ (3) Texas: L 6-0, L 6-3, L 8-2

UPCOMING

March 3: @ UC Davis

March 5-7: UC Santa Barbara

25. GEORGIA

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 6-2, 0-0 in SEC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.

The Bulldogs swept a home series against Stetson. Georgia pounded out 18 hits Friday in support of Jr. RHP Justin Grimm (5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 7 K). So. OF Peter Verdin doubled and scored in the decisive eighth inning Saturday, giving the Bulldogs the win in a back-and-forth contest. Verdin homered and drove in three Sunday in support of So. RHP Michael Palazzone (6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K).

RESULTS

Feb. 24: Presbyterian: W 11-3

Feb. 26-28: Stetson: W 12-2, W 9-8, W 7-5

UPCOMING

March 3: vs. Alabama @ Hoover, Ala.

March 5-7: @ (6) Florida State

DROPPED OUT

SAN DIEGO (19)

Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 4-4, 0-0 in WCC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.

The Toreros lost an early series to crosstown rival San Diego State for the third straight year. Sr. RHP A.J. Griffin (6 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) lost a duel of converted closers Friday against Addison Reed (9 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K). Sr. OF James Meador hit a decisive two-run homer in the third inning Saturday in support of So. LHP Sammy Solis (6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K). Meader went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in a losing effort Sunday, as San Diego State erased a 4-0 deficit with four runs in the seventh, then won it with five runs (four unearned) in the ninth. Jr. RHP Kyle Blair (6.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 6 BB, 11 K) got a no-decision in that one.

RESULTS

Feb. 23: Cal State Northridge: L 7-1

Feb. 25-28: @/vs./@/vs. San Diego State: L 5-2, W 2-0, L 9-5

UPCOMING

March 2: @ (18) Cal State Fullerton

March 5-7: San Diego Tournament: (23) Kentucky, Monmouth

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (21)

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 4-3, 0-0 in CUSA (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.

Southern Miss was stunned by Le Moyne, dropping two out of three. So. SS B.A. Vollmuth led the USM offense on the week, going 8-for-15 with three doubles, a homer and five RBIs. Jr. RHP Todd McInnis (6.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K) pitched well in defeat Friday, but the Golden Eagles mustered just four hits against Jeff Tardiff (7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER) and two relievers. Vollmuth had four hits Saturday in support of Sr. RHP Scott Copeland (7 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K). Southern Miss fell behind 9-1 after 2 1/2 innings Sunday but rallied to make things interesting.

RESULTS

Feb. 24: Mississippi Valley State: W 20-2

Feb. 26-28: Le Moyne: L 6-2, W 10-3, L 12-11

UPCOMING

March 3: Louisiana-Monroe

March 5-7: @ Louisiana-Lafayette

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